SCIENCE AND CIVILIZATION IN ISLAM
Basing himself on the traditional Islamic concept of science and its transmission and classification, the author discusses various branches of the Islamic sciences from cosmology, geography and other qualitative and descriptive sciences to the mathematical sciences which include arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, astronomy and music as well as certain branches of physics. The author then turns to the application of the Islamic sciences to such domains as medicine, pharmacology, alchemy, agriculture and various forms of technology connected with irrigation as well as the making of automata. In the final section of the work, the author discusses the role of man in the Universe, the equilibrium between man and nature and the integration of the sciences of the Cosmos into the total scheme of knowledge drawn from the Qur’anic revelation. The book combines an account of the morphology and brief history of the various sciences with illustrations drawn from sources spread throughout the Islamic world.